Day School: Our Land and Our Stories on Screen


Mechanics Institute Library – Bradford

Saturday 16 March, 10.30am – 4.30pm

Tutor: Roy Stafford


In the long history of British (and Irish) Cinema, most production has taken place in London and the South East where the studios were built and the West End theatre was close by. But at various times and especially in the last thirty years, productions have taken place in all parts of the British Isles. This event focuses mainly on films made outside the major urban conurbations and considers how landscapes, local people and local cultures might provide the material for different kinds of films.


Can landscapes conjure up a feeling of belonging and a feel for the natural leading to romanticism? Documentary has been important in British cinema – can location shooting be ‘realist’ and/or ‘poetic’ and/or ‘psychological’ in its presentation of characters and stories? We’ll screen a short feature, title tbc, and look at a wide range of examples. 


Rona Murray will also be joining us to explore how women as directors have approached stories set in different parts of the British Isles.


Tea and coffee are available in the Mechanics Institute Library. There are places nearby to buy lunch but you are also welcome to bring your own.


Tickets: £18 and £12 concession.


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